In the ‘things I never knew’ column is the fact that quitting smoking is almost as good for the environment and all your friends, as it is for your own health. No lectures about the fact that smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the US, responsible for 400,000 deaths each year.
These statistics, along with multiple cases of family smokers’s agony, are emblazoned in my brain. I had no idea that the remnants of cigarette smoking represent the most prevalent form of litter collected across the world. Like the pooper scooper, every smoker needs a ciggy butt bag.